Ralf Arning is an Agricultural Economist based in Germany north of Berlin; independent consultant on short-term basis.
After working on farms in Germany, the U.S. and Australia he acquired first experiences in the development context when signing long-term contracts with the German Development Service (DED) for Niger and with AFC Consultants for Burkina Faso. After six years in West Africa he returned to Berlin and started out as a short-term consultant. In the course of this activity he got to work with various partners leading him to different countries in in all of Africa as well as Central and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
His professional activities cover Studies, analyses and implementation of activities in Value Chain development, SME development, participation and sustainability,
ValueLinks trainings and value chain analyses,
Capacity development, training concept development
Workshop facilitation and moderation
Apart from his agricultural diploma Ralf Arning holds a post-graduate diploma in Education for Sustainability. He is a Valuelinks trainer as well as SME Loop Master Coach, having completed a 20-months training course in Organisational Development at denkmodell®; he is currently participating in a 18-months training course in systemic coaching.